17°C (62.6°F) Our black swallowtail caterpillar began his metamorphosis last night. As the light faded, he left his perch on the dill plant and found shelter in the leaves of a neighboring morning glory. In the dark he spun his chrysalis, and today he begins becoming a butterfly.

[Retraction: a combination of bad light and wishful thinking led to the misidentification of the chrysalis. In the strong light of day, the caterpillar was spotted in the morning glory, still wandering. By the end of the day, we lost sight of him.]